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Safari, for lions and basil

July 24, 2015 Safari, a journey for hunting. When Al Pioter called me about what seeds to get for next year’s gardening at Trafalgar Middle School, I realized it is garden planning time. more »»

 
 
 
Code violations stay with the property

July 24, 2015 Question: I am in the market for a new home, and I think I found one I like. I have dogs so I am looking for something with a larger yard and a lot of square footage inside. more »»

MacGregor’s work on display in Cape Library gallery

July 24, 2015 With school back in session Aug. 24, the Cape Coral Lee County Public Library programs are trickling down to a few – although the few promise to be fun and functional: Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. more »»

Pirckly pear Opuntia

July 17, 2015 Peter Piper picked a peck of prickly pears, a peck of prickly pears Peter Piper picked. more »»

Siblings question father’s last-minute change to trust

July 17, 2015 Question: My father recently passed away, and his only property was his home, which he owned free and clear. My sister and I are his only children, and our Mom passed away three years ago. more »»

Crepe myrtle trees a favorite

July 10, 2015 One of my favorite “up north” flowers was the easy care lilac bush — a dependable spring flowering plant, easy care. Each single fat wand of deep purple flowers having a light scent. more »»

Attempting simultaneous closings can cause problems

July 10, 2015 Question: Mr. Feichthaler, I have entered into a contract to sell our house in Cape Coral so we can move into an easier to maintain condominiu. more »»

Edison & Ford Winter Estates’ July 4th specials

July 3, 2015 A very patriotic Thomas Edison enjoyed celebrating the Fourth of July. He always made sure there were flags and fireworks for the da. more »»

How to handle tax payments from sale of a property

July 3, 2015 Question: I am considering selling my primary residence in Cape Coral and moving to a new house on Sanibel. I bought our home in 2010, so I expect I will have a significant profit. more »»

Heroes, balloons and books … for discussion

June 26, 2015 For the first time in a few years, the July offerings for adults at the Cape Coral Library provides two opportunities to discuss books – the first at the Friends of the Cape Coral Library general... more »»

A life of excess

June 26, 2015 Despite a quote from Mae West saying, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful,” too much of a good thing can be an overload on the natural system of life. more »»

Assuring proper disclosure

June 26, 2015 Q: I contracted to purchase a house, and I will need bank financing. I do not want to be in a flood zone so I may reduce or eliminate the need for flood insuranc. more »»

The longest day of the year

June 19, 2015 Do you all know what I mean when I say, “wax nostalgic,” wax poetic or wax lyrical? This time of year brings many memories of my father; I realized I was waxing nostalgic. more »»

Issues could arise when you purchase a multi-family building

June 19, 2015 Question: I would like to have rental income, so I am looking at several multi-family buildings in Cape Coral. One of them is a condominium without an active board. more »»

Both interests in property can be sold separately

June 12, 2015 Question: My girlfriend and I purchased a waterfront lot in Cape Coral 7 years ago. We took title as "joint tenants with rights of survivorship," because at the time, we never thought we would part. more »»

Real Estate Briefs

June 12, 2015 Truax named top producer for June at Century 21 Birchwood International Kathleen Truax, sales associate with Century 21 Birchwood International, was named the office’s top producing sales associat... more »»

What to consider when purchasing a business

June 5, 2015 Question: I recently retired and moved to Cape Coral. I am considering purchasing a restaurant that has recently opened and appears to be very successful. more »»

Seasonal hazards

June 5, 2015 By H.I. JEAN SHIELDS news@breezenewspapers.com Every season, in every area of the world, has its time. In Southwest Florida, one of our busiest seasons has just started. more »»

Cape Library summer programs keep young minds engaged

May 29, 2015 Look no further than the Cape Coral Library to keep your budding genius engaged in reading and educational activities throughout the summer. more »»

Family divided over sale of jointly-owned condominium

May 29, 2015 Question: My husband and I purchased a condominium in Cape Coral nearly 25 years ago with my sister and her husband. more »»

Ageratum/blue mistflower

May 29, 2015 I suppose you all caught the fact that last week’s article was about this weekend. I seem to have lost a week here. more »»

 
 
 

 

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